Archive - Sep 21, 2012

RELIGION: Highland Heights outreach ministry emphasizing Gateway Family Services

September 21, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.

Sweetwater Bow Hunters hosting 3D archery shoot

September 21, 2012

The Sweetwater Bow Hunter's Association will have their 3D Archery Shoot Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Lake Trammell. The public is welcome to join in the event and it will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The $10 shooting fee covers both days and military and youth shoot free (youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Sign-in will be at the outdoor archery range, across the road from the lake house. Follow the dirt road next to the fish mail box to the archery range. There will be 25 targets at the hunting ranges plus one optional prize shot.

Walker-Claxton Memorial Rodeo this weekend

September 21, 2012

A memorial rodeo and dance will take place this weekend at the Nolan County Coliseum to honor two area men who died in a tragic accident. Nicholas Haden Lee Walker and Jeremy Paul Claxton died this past April after falling into a water well in neighboring Fisher County and being overcome with carbon monoxide.
This rodeo, featuring barrel racing and bullriding, will be honoring and benefiting the families of "two of the most amazing men to ever grace west Texas," according to organizers. "Nicholas Haden Lee Walker and Jeremy Paul Claxton we're known by many and loved by all."

Dive team fishes for trailer

September 21, 2012

Members of the Sweetwater Dive Team from the Sweetwater Fire Department fished out a trailer that had gone into Lake Sweetwater on Thursday morning.
According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden, Nolan County Game Warden Jake Simmering called the dive team when a trailer hitch malfunctioned, causing the trailer to go into the lake.
The trailer hitch was misadjusted and the boat on the trailer launched prematurely, taking the trailer with it. The trailer was flipped over and pointed in the opposite direction and had to be turned over and turned around by hand.

Southeast hosts Grandparents Lunch

September 21, 2012

Southeast Elementary School hosted a special Grandparents Lunch on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Shown are Julie and Riley Sawyers with their grandddaughter, Myah Payne.
Find more photos from the Grandparents lunch at Southeast in today's paper.

Wanda Lee “Wootie” Lemmons

September 21, 2012

Funeral services for Wanda Lee “Wootie” Lemmons, 70, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. TJ Jackson and Rev. Robert Carey officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Lemmons died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

Grid teams have tough road games

September 21, 2012

All three Nolan County high school football teams in action today have tough road assignments as non-district play continues.
Roscoe, meanwhile, has the weekend off as the Plowboys prepare for their district opener on Sept. 28 at Baird.
Sweetwater (2-1) travels to Wall (2-1) for its third Class 3A vs. 2A matchup of the young season.

Heat wins Keller tournament

September 21, 2012

The West Texas Heat, a 16-under softball team made up of players from Sweetwater and the surrounding area, recently captured the championship of the Labor Day Shootout tournament in Keller. The Heat had a 6-0 record in outscoring opponents 62-3 at the event.

Sunday's weather outlook

September 21, 2012

Today, expect a high near 89 with sunny skies. South-southeast winds will come in at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 64, with southern winds around 10 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more about your weekly weather.

Local weather for Saturday

September 21, 2012

The first day of fall will bring in sunny skies with a high near 89, along with southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the afternoon, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
Saturday night will offer clear skies with a low around 63. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn about the weather in your area at weather.gov.

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